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Welcome to Salkantay Trekking

Trek to Machu Picchu

Salkantay Trekking, is a Reputable and Professional trekking company based in Cusco.
We are the
unique company who are 100% specialists just in Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. We concentrate our efforts on operating just the Salkantay hike. We don't offer a lot, but what we do offer we do it well and by giving our guides, cooks and horsemen consistent work all year round we are able to keep an experienced team together and therefore attract some of the best staff available.
Salkantay Trekking
, since 2008, offers creative and innovative ideas to allow the maximum enjoyment of the richness of our country, providing an agile, personalized and efficient service, with the backing of professionals of vast experience in the field of tourism. We are looking for permanent relationships based upon total trust, generated only through many years of fulfillment and excellence in service.
Our achievements have been made possible thanks to the extraordinary support of our personnel, a well assembled team of permanently trained professionals, identified with our company goals and clients' preferences. 
Our tours are led by knowledgeable professional guides who will help you explore Salkantay Mountain. The top-quality professional preparation of our personnel (guides and counters), besides the high quality standards in choosing our providers, have always guaranteed customes satisfaction. The result of this is an incredible level of teamwork, communication, understanding and support - a unique factor that makes our offering of a Once-In-A-Lifetime Salkantay Trekking the envy of all our peers.

We have the most frequent departures of any agency in Cusco on the challenging
5 day Salkantay to Machu Picchu route!.

We know that every detail is important, and for this reason make our best....

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Why Choose Us!

We are a specialist adventure tour operator with hundreds of high quality, affordable and exciting adventures to Machu Picchu by Salkantay.

There are at least ten good reasons to travel with us:

  1. Unique trekking Routes: Salkantay Trekking specializes in unique, off the beaten track options that most other trek and tour operators do not!
  2. Personalised attention: Salkantay Trekking are a small, family owned business that provides personalized attention from beginning to the end of your trek or tour.
  3. Trekkers Wanted: we provide the innovative free listing called Trekkers Wanted, which was the kind of thing we liked to see when we were back packing around the world.
  4. Operate 100% of treks: Other agents claiming daily departures operate their treks jointly with other companies in service rotation. Hence, you book a departure with tour operator A with the risk that it will actually be operated by tour operator B without you knowing. Even if we only have a single traveler for a set departure date, this will be operated by us.
  5. Our staff are extremely well travelled and passionate about offering you great service
  6. Our holidays are Environmentally, Sustainable & Responsible Tourism
  7. Great guides: We carefully match the best guides with each trek and group, another reason why we ask you to book as early as you can. Salkantay Trekking guides are highly trained.
  8. Delicious meals: Our meals and cooks regularly receive rave reviews from our clients! Salkantay Trekking meals include generous and delicious breakfasts, snacks, lunches, tea services and dinners that we can adapt to your specific requests.
  9. Recent equipment: We purchase new equipment every year in a 2 -3 year rotation and are constantly seeking out the most comfortable (yet affordable) brands to use.
  10. Departures every day: Salkantay Trekking focus on unique experiences... with this ethos of quality not quantity we do not have big, cheap groups departing frequently. We will depart any day for clearly advertised prices listed on our website.
  • - We are committed to departing with 02 of you on our Tours we will never pass you onto another operator!
  • - We depart even if you are 02 people.
  • - We are the sole operators of all our tours!

Community Projects: Help us to Help

Ever since Salkantay Trekking was first established we have been helping to spread some of the benefits brought by tourism to local communities by donating school equipment to village schools and ensuring that it is properly used. A large percentage of the profits made by Salkantay Trekking go towards such community projects
Community Proyect
Our latest activity was carried out at the Upis Community, located 4 hours from the city of Cusco. Though most of them are farmers, they opt to work as porters and cookers for the considerable source of income. Some of them work with us at Salkantay Trekking and we are pleased to see how much they enjoy this activity....
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About our Company:

We are a 100% Local Tour Operator based in Cusco.
Salkantay Trekking is a professional agency licensed trek & tour operator.   
Salkantay Trekking is an adventure trekking specialist that offers unique experiences to little known wilderness places
All of our itineries are perfectly designed based on our extensive local knowledge of the areas involved, and our combined practical experience within the Salkantay. With over a decade of experience in adventure tourism, all our team members are passionate, well trained, knowledgeable, friendly and committed to providing the highest quality service to all of our customers.
we can offer unbeatable prices with no compromise on quality more

Our Staff

Salkantay Trekking is run as a professional tour operator with experienced office staff and guides. We take pride in looking after our team and pay our trekking staff such as cooks and porters well above average wages
All the guides we use are certified and issued licenses by the Cuzco Tour Guides Association and our guides are trained every year.
We don't employ unlicensed or unaccredited guides and staff.
All our lead guides are exceptional individuals and trained professionals with many years of experience.
All have traveled the world extensively and are some of the leading professionals in their fields.
They have been there and know; routes, customs, languages, conditions, options, weather and first aid. We lead all our own trips; we do not contract with local agents to lead our trips.

Our Anniversary

It’s hard to believe that it’s our 7th blogging anniversary!
Salkantay Trekking  is the Tour Operator Company which has been established in Cusco since 2008 by Edgar Catunta,(founder and Manager) an experienced mountaineer and expedition leader who has guided in the Salkantay since 2000, Salkantay Trekking provides superior and unmatched expedition leadership, logistics and support for its clients. Since inception Salkantay Trekking has strived to help hundreds of clients to achieve their expedition ambitions, and is proud to have the highest success rates of any commercial climbing expedition in the Salkantay.
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Highly Recommended by TripAdvisor:

Passenger Report on TRIP ADVISOR

We used Salkantay Trekking Company ( for our Trek to Macchu Picchu. It was absolutely amazing! Edgar and his team were extremely professional and everything was well organised. The food was amazing and the local cook, helper and horseman were a real treat. We were a group of 8 (mixed nationalities) and we all absolutely enjoyed the trek. I would recommend that you book and pay online to avoid dissapointment (2 couples we met in Cusco could not get treks on the days they wanted). The trek itself takes you on a journey through varied landscapes from snow mountains to hot humid jungle and little villages. The second day is the most challenging, hiking up Salkantay peak to an altitude of 4600m. Take Coca leaves!

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Highly recommended by Lonely Planet:

Passenger Report on LONELY PLANET

We recently completed a 5 day hike on the Salkantay Trek with ( and I have to say that it was a great experience overall. It was nice that our tour guide (wilfredo) and his crew are actual locals which made it a very authentic experience. First of, I was highly impressed by the details provided in preparing us for the journey, everything was on time and well thought out. Secondly, I was amazed by the service provided by the chef along with the rest of the porters. They displayed incredible diligence assisting us with the transportation of our personal belongings and materials for the trek, while getting to the campsite before us to set up our tents and prepare our meals, they were hands down the unsung heroes of the trip! Meanwhile our tour guide Raul was very entertaining and knowledgeable throughout the journey. Overall, the service provided by Salkantay Trekking Company made it a very luxurious journey to the point all that’s left to do is to enjoy every moment with your friends.  I would highly recommend this team they are just an amazing group of people. Thanks.







    Highlight: Hiking alongside the magnificent Apu Salkantay and then arriving at the ruins of Machu Picchu.
    Location: The Salkantay trek begins 3 hours drive west of Cusco, Peru. We pass the village of Mollepata and begin hiking at Sayllapata.
    Duration: 5 days - 4 nights or 4 Days - 3 Nights
    Level: Moderate to Challenging
    Adventure Rating:
     Given the new restrictions on the Inca trail, Salkantay is the second most popular hike in the region and some of the campsites are less remote than on other trails.
    Modality: Trekking, Archaeological and Cultural 
    Ideal for: Adventure Seekers, Couples , Friends, Nature Lovers, Intrepid People
    Altitude: 2,800 masl to 4,650 masl 
    Inka Trail alternative: Yes, the Salkantay trek is an excellent option.
    Departure Dates:
     Daily departures 
    All private service departure dates are adapted to your request
    Trekkers Wanted: 
    If you wish to join a group tour, please see Trekkers Wanted.You can also form your own tour to be advertised on this page. Maximum group size 10.

Is it for Me:

Mount Salkantay & Machupicchu Trek is a great alternative for the Inca Trail trek, better suited for more adventuresome trekkers who are able to handle more altitude and distance. Ascending to reach the famous Apacheta Pass at 4,600m/15,088ft) is not too strenuous since it is at the begiinnig of the trek, neither very steep but requires stamina and time in Cusco to acclimatise.

Our food:

Definitely one of the highlights of the tour is the food. It is always fresh and most of it is organic. There is always a lot to eat and lots of options including vegetables, meat, chicken, fish and other types of protein and carbohydrates. Everyone sits down to eat together and we go out of our way to accomodate all dietary requirements including vegetarian options and any food allergies. We do not provide any alcoholic drinks on the trek but if you would like you can bring your own.

Our Camping Equipment:

We provide 4 man tents for only 2 people and foam mattresses for everyone. Our dining equipment includes a spacious dining tent, tables and chairs, plates and utensils. We do NOT supply sleeping bags, air mattresses or walking sticks, but all can be rented from salkantay trekking. We bring an extra blanket for all our hikers for those especially cold nights. Just ask and your guide will provide you with this.

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Salkantay Trek Confirmed Groups 2014

Grab your gear and head into the wilderness places with Salkantay Trekking! On our active adventures, you'll trek through some of the world's most legendary mountain ranges(salkantay); discovering wild and stunning landscapes by foot.,
Take a look at the unique, active itineraries below that combine spectacular places, cultural interaction, and physical challenge: the perfect mix for an unforgettable adventure.
The minimum to open the departure is two people and our maximum is eight
so if you guys are two we can do it!.

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